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The meeting theme will be “White Pine: Seedling to Old Growth"

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Society of American Foresters will hold its statewide meeting October 5 and 6 at the Menominee Hotel and Casino in Keshena, Wisconsin.

The focus of the meeting will be “White Pine: Seedling to Old Growth.” It will feature “quality speakers covering a variety of topics providing up-to-date information on all aspects of white pine,” according to the foresters making arrangements for the meeting.

Topics will focus on “the history and cultural influences of white pine for the Menominee Nation, changes in the white pine resource, health issues, silviculture, market trends and case studies.

“The second day includes a (morning) tour of the Menominee forest, known world-wide for their management of old-growth white pine.”

Speakers on the conference agenda include:
- Dr. William H. Livingston, Associate Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine and Chair of the Multi-state Project on White Pine Health

- Christel Kern, Team Leader/Research Forester with the U.S. Forest Service - Jeff Grignon, Forest Regeneration Forester with Menominee Tribal Enterprises

- Nick LaBonte, a research associate and geneticist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

- Ron Waukau, Menominee Tribal Legislator

- Steve Katovich, Forest Entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service

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